The first time I had Shellac nails done was in 2011, after I bought my manicure kit and I did it myself at home. The best manufacturers were Red Carpet and CND. Shellac is actually a combination of nail polish and gel. It strengthens your nails but does not extend it, just like gel nails do. Like acrylic and gel, it does not cause any damage to the nails. It basically cures under a UV light so you don’t need to spend time waiting for it to dry on its own! This is every girl’s desire right? I have always believed it is an important factor from the day I found it. It was amazing how I could just wipe it with alcohol to make it glossy after a while and it doesn’t chip as fast as regular polish.
What I love most about Shellac is that you can get it done anywhere. I came across some CND fingernail shines for $20 AUD each, got some alcohol wipes from my pharmacist and a UV light on eBay $40 AUD. It was extremely convenient for most times I wanted to get my nails done but didn’t want to leave the house. If you don’t have the money to purchase this equipment, you can get one done at a nail salon for an affordable price of between $20 AUD to $34 AUD. In the past few years, I have started visiting salons to get it done because there is a wide range of colours to pick from, and also it lasted longer when done by a professional.
One disadvantage to Shellac is that it chips off at tip of my fingernail arbitrarily. The rest of the nails weren’t affected but a nail that is chipped is a turn off! Another factor that I didn’t like about Shellac was how it made my fingernail fold in at both ends as it grew out, and so the tip of my fingernail was narrow and skinny. Sometimes it curved so much that my fingernail beneath would break off. I discovered that for my nails to last more time with Shellac, it had to be kept short.
Hence, I chose to go and try out SNS nails, Signature Nail Systems. Not all salons offer this item as the item itself is genuinely expensive. The costs extend from $45 AUD to about $55 AUD for a full manicure. SNS varies from Shellac in light of the fact that no fluid or LED light is required. It’s a procedure that requires dunking your nail into the shaded powder and after that setting it with a fluid seal (I won’t go into the entire procedure however that fundamentally summarizes it).
I am currently completely fixated on SNS nails. My nails never chip, the shading doesn’t change and I’m ready to grow and reinforce my nail. There’s a tremendous scope of colours to look over, much the same as Shellac. With sns dipping nails, I don’t get the issue of my nails bowing in on the two sides; the state of my nails will remain the same until my next arrangement.
The impediment of SNS is the cost. It is pricier than Shellac, and is a generally longer process. Spending an additional $10 AUD to $15 AUD each arrangement adds up, yet believe me, it’s all advantageous at last. Since I’ve encountered the advantages of SNS, I can’t backpedal to Shellac.
I unquestionably recommend SNS for the individuals who are after dependable nails, and for the individuals who have an indistinguishable issue from me with the nails twisting in on the two sides as it develops longer. Be that as it may, in case you’re somebody who likes to keep their nails short at any rate, at that point Shellac will be most suitable for you.